Squalicum High School

Storm Forecast for Dec 3- 10

This week's updates:

Save the Dates

Winter Weather Reminders

College Planning Nights

Senior Pictures/Grad Ads

COVID Reminders

Join Our Team

SQHS Save the Dates

Dec. 8 - Choir Concert

Dec. 9 - Band Concert

Dec 10- Senior Pictures and Grad Ads Due

Dec. 10 - Orchestra Concert

Dec. 14 - BORCH (Band, Orchestra, Choir) Combined Department Concert in the GYM

*All concerts begin @ 7pm

Winter Weather Reminders

Emergency and Weather Procedures

It’s that time of year to think about snow and our procedures and impact of weather-related school cancellations.

Depending on conditions (which could include snow, flooding, power outages, etc.), school could:

  • close for the day (in the case of widespread power outages),
  • open two hours late with regular bus routes or snow bus routes,
  • open on time with snow bus routes.

How can I get weather/emergency information?

Changes to the school schedule are usually announced by 6 a.m., and we use a variety of methods to keep families informed:

  • Sign up for alerts: To receive email, phone, and/or text alerts, set your communication preferences on the Skylert tab within Skyward Family Access. (Need help? go here for step-by-step directions or contact 360-676-6520.)
  • Tune to local media: 790 AM, 96.5 FM, 104.1 FM or Seattle media.
  • Check www.bellinghamschools.org
  • Check @BhamSD on Twitter, @bellinghamschools on Facebook and @bellinghamschools on Instagram
  • Call 360-676-6400 for a recorded message.
  • Call 360-647-6815 for a message translated in Español, русский, tính từ and Punjabi.

Please familiarize yourself with our weather procedures at bellinghamschools.org/weather.

How to find your snow bus route: www.bellinghamschools.org/snow-routes

College Planning Nights

Learn more about local community and technical colleges and meet with local admissions representatives. Tuesdays on Zoom from 4-6pm December through June (12/7, 1/4, 2/1, 3/1, 3/29, 4/5, 4/26, 5/3, 5/31, 6/7) Zoom ID: 820 7974 3295
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Senior Pictures & Grad Ads

You have until Dec 10th to submit photos and text for your FREE grad ad.

Free Grad Ads

COVID Reminders and Guidance

As a reminder, if a student has any symptom of illness they are to stay home from school and follow Health Department guidance:

  1. If the student has only one of the following symptoms, they are to stay home from school. If the symptom resolves over the course of 24 hours they may return to school. Those symptoms are headache, runny nose, nasal congestion, sore throat, body aches, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea.
  2. If the student has more than one of the above symptoms, OR if the single symptom lasts longer than 24 hours, they are to stay home from school for 10 calendar days from the onset of symptoms or to return to school before the end of the 10-day period get a PCR Covid test.
  3. If the student has any of the following symptoms for any period of time, they must stay home for either 10 calendar days from the onset of symptoms or get a PCR Covid test. Those symptoms are fever, cough, shortness of breath, or loss of taste and smell.

We recommend arranging for a drive through test at www.testdirectly.com or contact your school nurse at shelly.donahue@bellinghamschools.org

Students may not attend school while waiting for test results.

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Join our team in Bellingham Public Schools

Parents and guardians! Be a part of The Bellingham Promise in a new way…as a staff member! Bellingham Public Schools is hiring now for regular and substitute positions.

Current vacancies include paraeducators, office staff and bus drivers, as well as coaching and teaching positions. Most positions are on a school year schedule making this a perfect fit for your family.

Learn more about working for us at bellinghamschools.org/jobs.

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